Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Another murder in the hood.

Another young man was murdered last night in Rochester.
He was shot and killed outside of a liquor store on Portland Avenue in "the hood."
This comes less than a week after drive by shooters fired into a crowd on the southwest side, killing three young men and wounding four others.
The mayor's pet project, Clergy on Patrol, was roaming the southwest and the northeast last night, almost at the same time that this latest killing took place.
That is having no effect on the violence that pervades "the hood."
It is almost as though the murderers are thumbing their noses at the Bible thumpers.
This morning, there might be a few politicians and ministers mugging for the cameras, saying that this must stop,
They've been saying that for years.
Perhaps their egos prevent them from admitting that they have no influence whatsoever on people who want to kill other people.
And the friends and families of the murderers are too loyal to them to turn them in.
Just another night in "the hood."

2 comments:

  1. "And the friends and families of the murderers are too loyal to them to turn them in. Just another night in "the hood.""

    This is the biggest problem. All of the people being "loyal" to gangsters are enabling them and making murder and violence not just tolerated and accepted, but expected. If the community would shame and ostracize the perpetrators, and cooperate with police to lock up the perpetrators, it would reduce the amount of violence. It wouldn't get rid of it, but it would have a real effect.

    Instead, these communities do the opposite. they call for the City/RPD/whoever to come in and solve the problems, but they refuse to do anything themselves to solve the problems.

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    1. At least someone has finally gotten the drift.

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